Answered By: Nicole Montgomery
Last Updated: Aug 18, 2020     Views: 1595

PDF Full Text

When you are searching in our databases, look for and click on the PDF icon to access and read the full text of articles.

It may look like these examples from an EBSCOhost database:

EBSCOhost search results view and an article detailed record view


Or this example from ProQuest databases:

ProQuest Search Results and an Article Detailed Record


No PDF? Click on Find Full Text

If you don't see a PDF icon to read the full text, then click on the "Find Full Text" link.

  • Sometimes "Find Full Text" finds the article in full text in another database.
  • Not available in another database? Then it helps you request the article and have it delivered to your Library Express account.

Below are some examples of what it might look like in various databases.


Academic Search Complete search results with FIND FULL TEXT link highlighted in an article


ProQuest article with Find Full Text at EKU Libraries link

Full Text Finder Results

When you click on the Find Full Text link, you will be taken to a Full Text Finder Results screen. On this screen, you will:

  • Access the article in full text through another online collection or
  • Request the article through the Library Express Service


Do we have it in full text somewhere else? The screen will look something like the below screen. Simply click on the link to access the full text!

Full Text Finder Results Screen with access to full text



Still no full text? The screen will like something like the below screen. Just click on the Request this item through Library Express link.

Full Text Finder Results screen with no full text


Google Scholar

Google Scholar is a great tool for chasing citations. Take a look at our FAQ to learn more!


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